Nettle & Chorizo Tapas

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I always encourage folks to create simple, tapas style dishes when creating wild food recipes. Here’s a Stinging Nettle recipe I came up with the other day that worked a treat.

Nettle Tapas Recipe Ingredients

  • 200g blanched nettles
  • 50g chorizo (cut into chunks)
  • 2tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • Chicken stock
  • White wine
  • Chilli flakes
  • Crushed black pepper

Nettle Tapas Recipe Instructions

  1. In a separate pan, lightly fry the chorizo until just browning, remove from heat.
  2. Blanch the Nettle tips for about 45 seconds, thoroughly squeeze out the water, then chop finely.
  3. Fry onion until translucent, and then add the garlic, cook for about a minute then add the nettles, chilli flakes and black pepper, and saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Add small amounts of stock, and wait for the nettles to absorb the liquid, then add more. How much is up to you, and don’t forget to add a couple of slugs of white wine.

Serves: 2 people

Further reading: Traditional and Modern Use of Stinging Nettle


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